Figuring out How Many Gifts in 12 Days of Christmas is a fun party game to play with friends! A free printable game card makes it easy to execute.
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The 12 Days of Christmas is a classic song that many people enjoy during the holiday season. But how many gifts are actually given in the song?
12 Days of Christmas List
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming. Eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree! That is A LOT of gifts! How many does it take to make up 12 days’ worth of presents? Let’s take a closer look!
We can count the total number of gifts she receives. She gets:
|1 partridge in a pear tree on each of the 12 days.||1 x 12||=||12|
|2 turtle doves on the last 11 days||2 x 11||=||22|
|3 french hens on the last 10 days||3 x 10||=||30|
|4 calling (colly) birds on the last 9 days||4 x 9||=||36|
|5 golden rings on the last 8 days||5 x 8||=||40|
|6 geese a-laying on the last 7 days||6 x 7||=||42|
|7 swans a-swimming on the last 6 days||7 x 6||=||42|
|8 maids a-milking on the last 5 days||8 x 5||=||40|
|9 ladies dancing on the last 4 days||9 x 4||=||36|
|10 lords a-leaping on the last 3 days||10 x 3||=||30|
|11 pipers piping on the last 2 days.||11 x 2||=||22|
|12 drummers drumming on the last day||12 x 1||=||12|
She gets a total of 364 gifts.
How to Play
How many of your friends and family will guess correctly. Well play the game and find out. Download the PDF and print in color on white paper or cardstock. Cut the pages in half and you are ready to play!
The person who guesses the correct answer first wins.